Every dollar you donate stays in Escambia County. We leverage resources to fight for the education, health, and financial stability of all Escambia County citizens. Through local programs, we help autistic individuals acquire daily living skills, provide emergency assistance and resources for the elderly, and assist individuals with managing epilepsy in order to achieve full quality of life. Thank you for joining the movement to LIVE UNITED!
Matthew enjoys summer camp because he gets “to jump in the bouncy house and go to McDonald’s on the schools bus!” For his mother, Autism Pensacola’s Summer Camp represents an organized and safe place. Without camp, summers would be long and challenging. The structured and consistent environment helps Matthew keep his social skills sharp; which is especially important as he prepares for the transition to middle school!
Ms. Ruby moved into Westminster Village, a low-income senior community, after her husband passed away. At the age of 73, her sole source of income was a monthly social security check. There was not enough to pay for medication, bills and food. For the last two years Ms. Ruby has participated in Manna's monthly food program, a 10-day supply of groceries tailored for seniors. Today, she has saved $1,200, and uses her money for those other necessary expenses!
Rhonda discovered the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) when her frequent and intense epileptic seizures caused her to lose her job. Uninsured and unable to afford her medications, EFOF paid for neurology visits and prescription resources. Almost 10 years later, Rhonda values her independence and is able to drive herself to her job as a prep cook and EFOF support groups. Rhonda has been seizure free for over 6 months!
These stories represent just three situations where the collaborative partnership between United Way and local agencies have United to impact the lives of people in Escambia County.